Prescribing high doses of vitamin supplements to ageing baby
boomers with vision loss due to macular degeneration - the leading
cause of blindness in patients over 50 years old - could save the
North American health care system more...
Convenience retailer 7-Eleven is introducing Bravo! Foods Looney
Tunes branded Slammers vitamin-fortified milk in up to 5,300
participating 7-Eleven stores this week. Slammers Fortified Reduced
Fat Milk will be available in four flavors...
The maker of 7 UP unveiled its new energy drink, called dnL, at a
visitor attraction in Orlando this week. The bright green product
is billed as the "upside-down" 7 UP and targeted to teenagers and
American Herbal Products Association has submitted comments to the
FDA on the agency's new adverse event reporting system. In a
letter, the trade association pointed out the inconsistency of
consumer access to the FDA's...
Mergers and acquisitions in the food industry continue this week
with acquisitive Canadian company Stake technology taking over US
ingredients company Opta Food Ingredients at the price of €28m. The
move marks a bid by Stake to build...
The energy food market will increase its dependence on science to
help develop products that meet the specific needs of a wider
variety of population segments, said Ted Ziemann, president of
leading agri-giant Cargill's Health...
Leading US vitamins and supplement maker Weider Nutrition is
launching a new supplement for prostate health under the company's
Schiff brand.Schiff claims that the formula is one of the first to
use calciumD-glucarate, a patented...
Isoflavone-enriched soy proteins fail to increase bone mineral
density in young women, according to a new study by researchers at
the University of North Carolina in the US. While a small study,
the findings throw into doubt the claims...
Analysts of the Japanese functional food market shed light on the
€8.4bn Japanese nutritional supplement market with the release of a
new report. Growth remains strong despite general economic
downturn, with the forecast optimistic...
Canadian company Forbes Medi-Tech has announced several changes in
the company'soperations and management structure, and is to
outsource its research to universities and contract research
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has upheld two complaints
against a leading British tea company for making misleading claims
about the health benefits of tea. The incident highlights the
problematic area of advertising...
Today marks the final time the doors of global food exhibition SIAL
will open in 2002. As visitors continue to pour through the
entrance of six exhibition halls, the popularity of this vast food
show remains certain. On the final...
With growing interest in the role played by genes on health, the
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in the US is conducting a
study, called DIGEST, to examine the interplay of genes and diet on
the body's detoxifying machinery.